The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties

We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.

Flamenco @ Cazota Bar (Lapa) – Every Wednesday in March, the much-loved Cazota bar in Lapa will be presenting an evening of Flamenco, with different performers each week. Today, Alejo and Pablo will be playing the cajón and violão.

Plus there will of course be the best barbecued meats, cold beers, and much more.

The music starts at 8:30PM and there is an artistic ‘couvert’ of R$10 until 8PM and R$15 after.

Flamenco – Av. Gomes Freire 791 – Lapa

For more information, head to the event page.

Karaokê com banda @ Coordenadas Bar (Botafogo) – Every Wednesday a lively and fun crowd takes it in turn to get on stage at the Coordenadas bar to experience one night as a rockstar.

In the repertoire of more than 300 rock ‘n’ roll songs, participants are able to sing live with a rock band backing them up. There are options to sing solo, as a duet, a trio, or even a quartet.

The bar opens at 6PM and karoke starts at 8:30PM. There is a cover charge of R$20 or R$15 if you get your name on the event wall mural before 5PM.

Bar Coordenadas – Rua da Passagem, 19 – Botafogo

For more information, check the event page.

St. Patrick’s Day @ Casarão 1903 (Botafogo) – Carnival has barely passed but Casarão 1903 are ready to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with an evening of special offers and merriment.

Come down for a Burger combo with a special green ‘chope’ (draft) beer, DJ Dieguez playing the best of British and Irish rock, a discount of ten percent for those who arrive with green clothes, and a drinking challenge for those who dare: whoever drinks their chope beer fastest, wins another free beer!

This free event starts at 6PM.

St. Patrick’s Day – Rua Marquês de Olinda, 94 – Botafogo

For more information, go to the event page.

The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Parties


Casa Momus (Lapa)
Run by two Italian expats, Momus’ interior design is already worth the experience. Among Momus’ highlights are its carefully prepared classic drinks, like the bloody mary (R$27), the pisco sour (R$28) and the negroni (R$28).
Casa Momus – 11:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 11 – Lapa – Tel (21) 3852-8250
Entrance: FREE

Mama Shelter (Santa Teresa)
Originally inaugurated in Paris, the boutique hostel and bar offers the perfect environment for enjoying a drink and a snack in style – specially on Fridays and Saturdays, when DJs spin on the house.
Mama Shelter
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 5 – Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 3980-0300
Entrance: FREE

Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Entrance: FREE

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Blue Agave in Ipanema is a great place for Mexican food, strong drinks and watching the latest domestic and international sports. They have English-speaking staff and is a popular expat hangout in Ipanema. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Flashback (Ipanema)
Flashback is a high-end restaurant with plenty of classical music and photos decorating the walls. Tonight, between 7PM and 9PM the restaurant will serve a happy hour with two for one on caipivodkas and Stella Artois. The caipivodkas are made fresh with either lime, strawberry or passionfruit as well as additional herbs added in for a taste explosion.
Flashback – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 33 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2274-7657
Entrance: FREE

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